Here are just a small selection of my testimonials.
“It has been a pleasure to deal with Phil. He is a true craftsman who takes a real pride in his work. He provides a superb quality of service which is personal, yet professional. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
"A responsive, very professional, speedy and wonderfully flexible service and a lovely bound and finished thesis. Phil's customer service is second to none even when he is out of the country!"
"The quality of the work was absolutely impeccable and to a very professional standard. The service I received was very prompt and flexible around my schedule. Each and every detail was thoroughly checked to make sure the product was perfect and I’d happily use Phil’s bookbinding service again."
"I was absolutely delighted with the end product of the dissertation and the quality of the binding and final presentation. The work was completed professionally and within an especially quick timeframe. I would not hesitate to recommend Phil Collier and would use his service again if required."
"Quite simply, a great service! Phil communicated with me every step of the way and even sent pictures of the finished bound thesis - ideal when I am a distance learning student. The recipients were very impressed with the packaging! After the stress of writing the PhD, the final hurdle was very, very stress-free. I would highly recommend using Phil to do your binding."
"I've been meaning to email for a couple of weeks to thank you again for the wonderful work you did in binding my three personal copies of my thesis. They are all very lovely!
After searching online and locally in leicester for a thesis binder and printing service I was unsuccessful in finding a service who can print and bind 4 copies of my PhD thesis within 3 days. Philip was recommended by Aston University.
"I was extremely pleased with the quality and service provided by Phillip Collier. He was recommended by my fellow PhD colleagues and rightly so. Not only did Phil meet me at my University to pick up my printed thesis (which was extremely convenient) but he also submitted the bound copies to my supervisor for me as I was unable to do so myself, which I thought was fantastic! He offers a high quality product, at great prices and is extremely friendly and easy to contact. I would not hesitate to recommend him!"
"With a hard deadline looming, I casted about Warwick, Leaminton Spa, Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham for a binder for my 400+ page PhD thesis. None of them could bind a thesis this large and I was about to head to London in desperation when I stumbled upon Phil's establishment. A couple of days later, I picked up four copies of my bound thesis and they were perfect! It's not just that Phil was flexible enough to do the job outside the normal working hours, he did it with evident joy and with a delicate touch that is rare. I highly recommend his services."
"Phil was recommended to me by a colleague, and I was very pleased with the excellent service he provided in binding my thesis. The service was very quick and efficient with no hassle, and Phil has extensive knowledge of the University binding regulations. I will be recommending him to my fellow PhD students."
"Simply put, Phil is a master craftsman. Every aspect of the binding was flawless and precisely to my personal specifications. Furthermore, he consistently answered my questions very promptly and fully via email, personally delivered two copies of my thesis to nearby Aston University and arranged for international shipping for my own personal copy to Japan. He itemized the bill clearly and wrapped my thesis very carefully ensuring that it arrived in perfect condition. Given the superb quality of his work, the fact that he goes out of his way to provide an extremely high level of personal service and that all of this is done at a very reasonable cost due to low overheads, I can very strongly recommend his services."
I am a PhD student and really wanted to share my experience with the best bookbinding store that I do highly recommend to all students. I dealt with Philip Collier Bookbinding and I can confirm that it was my best experience. He has the pick/collect option which helped me a lot as I am an international student and not familiar with the area. My work was done in no time, with the best quality and most importantly he was the cheapest among all other bookbinding shops. In addition to that, he was very understandable and supportive which we all do need when heading for deadlines. Thanks Philip Collier for this great experience ... You made it very smooth.
"As a seasoned grumpy old man it is a rare occasion when I can take pleasure out of writing about excellent work and customer service. I am pleased to say that Phil Collier scores ten out of ten on both. I have been looking for a good bookbinder locally for quite some time and am so pleased that I have found him. During my years as a book collector I have used the services of numerous bookbinders and the work carried out by him is probably the best I have come across.
"I needed an urgent local binding service for my Spanish PhD thesis in the Shropshire/ Birmingham area and found Philip Collier's details on the internet. I called him because I had many questions about the type of binding and materials, and he took the time to explain everything in detail. He even offered to arrange for my thesis to be printed (most in black and white, with some colour pages in between) which was a great help as I live an hour away from his workshop. The binding work is exquisite, using very good materials, and each of the five copies looked perfect. He also agreed to print very detailed information on the front board, as the specifications are different in Spain from the standard UK theses.
"Philip Collier was recommended to me by Aston University as an excellent and reliable binder who would send the finished theses direct to Aston, very useful as my doctorate was completed as a distance learning student.
"Excellent friendly service, fast and efficient, highly recommended."
"As a distance student who needed to have her thesis bound, I relied on the Internet as well as recommendations from Aston University. I had a tight deadline to meet and Phil Collier was able to print and bind my thesis in only a few days. He also provided photos of the binding process and since I could not see the thesis in person, I very much appreciated a photo of the finished product. He also delivered the thesis to Aston. From start to finish, four days - impeccable! I would definitely recommend his services to other PhD students. Thank you Phil!"
"Brilliant service, brilliant quality thesis binding. I used another thesis binding company initially but was really disappointed by the quality. Phil was actually cheaper & the quality & service he provided was far superior. I have already recommended him to all my colleagues."
"Phil was brilliant from start to finish. And the quality of the binding was absolutely outstanding. I'm thrilled with both the product and the service that I received. I searched far and wide for a book binders that could accommodate everything that I wanted, and Phil was the only one that didn't cost an absolute fortune! His dissertation binding service is easily the best for university students in Birmingham and the Midlands. Thanks again for everything, Phil!"
"Very good quality thesis binding, just as I wanted, and experienced as they were familiar with Aston Uni's rules and regulations, so not much explanation needed. Their delivery service to the required address proved to be extremely useful and convenient, especially for students not in UK at the moment, like me. I contacted them via telephone and later by email, which was quite convenient too. The process of collection and delivery took 2 working days only, which to the best of my knowledge, takes much longer with other services. Thank you and keep it up!"
"I would not hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone wishing to have their work bound. I chose Phil to create three permanent hardback bound copies of my thesis for final submission, and I was impressed with the work done. My university style required two line lettering on the spine and Phil was the only binder out of several local services able to do this. The quality of the binding work is excellent, even on close inspection – the lettering, cloth quality and pages all look neat and tidy. I would highly recommend front cover lettering on personal copies as this came out looking very good. Phil has extensive experience in academic binding and this shows in his work. Also, his price list is competitive and he completed my job quickly! I’m very happy with the result."
"I can fully recommend the binding service provided by Philip Collier. I found the service professional, efficient and friendly. I found the quality of the binding work high and excellent value for money. I will be using the service again at some stage in the future and will be recommending Phil to my friends."
"Brilliant, friendly and fast service. Not only were the thesis copies bound quickly, but Phil also collected the prints from the department reception and returned the bound copies to my supervisor as I was not available to collect them, which was most appreciated. Phil also gave recommendations on the requirements and style for the binding that I needed, and they look great. Overall, highly recommended, thanks!"
"I was very pleased with the speed with which my thesis was bound, and the quality of the final result. The thesis was a two-volume DSc thesis that required a little more thought than the more usual PhD thesis. The final copies for the university were exactly in line with university requirements, but my own copies were slightly adapted and in so doing improved. Philip was also able to deliver the bound thesis to the university as they were completed. Overall a five star service. I recommend Philip without hesitation or reservation."
"Phil has been very helpful, friendly and his quality of work is excellent. I would recommend his services to everyone with no doubt that the work will be done very well."
"Having work undertaken by Birmingham Bookbinding was a very pleasant experience.
"Great quality stitched binding for my thesis. Phillip Collier came recommended as he used to bind at Birmingham University and I was not disappointed. Other colleagues of mine have been using online binders but all have come back substandard quality with some of the titles a little wonky on the front. The binding itself took less than two days (I dropped it off at his premises but I was informed that there is a collection service from the Birmingham area). Phillip was very approachable and easy to contact. Would recommend to anyone at Aston University."
"I didn't want to use a faceless online binder. It was important to me to be able to meet the person who was binding my thesis. I was very happy with the friendly, professional and efficient service I received from Phil Collier in binding my PhD. I would definitely recommend his services."
"Every five years since 1975 I have had my publications for that period bound. Phil was recommended to me by a colleague and he has recently bound my publications for 2010-2014. His work is of excellent quality and, although I was in no rush, handled my job effectively and efficiently in just three days. I have no reservations about recommending Phil and his work."
"I was delighted with Phil’s work on binding my doctoral thesis. The quality was very good, he worked speedily, and the cost was very competitive. He was careful to check points of detail, which was reassuring. Not only that, Phil put himself out to organise printing, pick-up and delivery around my own and the university’s requirements. I would recommend him without hesitation."